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    Super Member helou's Avatar
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    I am very novice in quilting, and 4 or 5 years ago, I took a 4 Saturday patchwork and quilting class. I just wanted to know how quilts were made. I had no intention to make a big one for any bed whatsoever because I am too busy with too many other activities, but I was very curious to learn the process.

    I learned to do the “Jewel Box” block, the 9 patch block, log cabin, a reversible block, the Drunkard’s Patch, and 2 sandwich blocks assembled with 2 colors binding... Hey! I was all set loll...

    After the classes were over, I ended up with sampler blocks and one place mat done in class. I decided to call them my “learning” blocks of different sizes and colors, and I had no intention to leave them in a box for future generation to throw away.

    My sister in law, who is an excellent quilter, lent me one of her books “The Art of classic Quiltmaking” by Harriet Hargrave & Sharyn Craig, and I decided to keep learning by myself so I could use my sampler blocks and built something around them later on.

    I did not have a clue on how to choose fabrics that would look ok beside one another. Plus, this class was for learning to do small quilted projects. A big mistake I made was to pick a little bit of fabrics of different colors for each of the “small” project.

    Here is for the first block. I’ll try to post the rest but may be not today
    1st class and the color of my fabrics are awful together and, experiencing is all I am doing

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    later on I tried the Lemoyne Star
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    finished it as a cushion with the Lemoyne
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    the back
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    That's exactly how I started. I ended up making 9 blocks, then made it into a small wallhanging. Liked it so much I made two pillows. These colors looks great together. Maybe they aren't your coor scheme now, but these are perfect together, you have your light, medium and dark colors and they go together wonderfully. Don't be so hard on yourself. Looking forward to seeing the rest.

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    Very nice work

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    Oops, I pressed the send button to soon.
    this first project was good to learn how to quilt it. Not too discouraging as I did not want to spend to much time at quilting yet loll

    at the 2nd class we learned the 9 patch block. What I found interesting was that she made us do a place mat. So I came home with something I could use... rewarding it was. I did my homework and finished it and made a second one so I would have a pair.
    I did not want to hand quilt them, so I try with my sewing machine. We use them all the time

    place mat Machine quilted
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    I started my quilting yrs. by making pillows too. It's a good way to build confidence. Your pillow is really nice and so are the placemats. Keep it up now. You are doing great.

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    Very nice. You do good work.

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    all very nice!

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    Thank you
    I don't take it too seriously now, but I still don't like the beige color,

    As for the 3rd class we learned the log cabin block
    Well, I still was not in for a big project and I did not want any place mat so I made a pot holder (I don't know if that is how it's called)


    the 4th project was a baby quilt with a reversible block method. Well! I did not want to make a baby quilt

    the 5th block was the Drunkard’s Patch, it rested there by my sewing machine for a few years and I'll post a picture of the project I am working on now (well, have been for the last 2 years at least..) loll

    the last block I learned (I think) is in fact 2 sandwich blocks assembled with 2 colors binding

    at least it matches the placemats...
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    so... I did 2 other placemats that's it no more placemat loll
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    my next project will be to build around them
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    the other side
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    i love the blocks they are great

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    Very nice job. My first quilting class was a bargello and I have yet to post it. Maybe someday. The colors you picked go very well together.

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    Nice job. I especially like the two sets of placemats.

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    Thank you

    yes, the two sets of placemats are my favorite also.
    as for the pillow, it usually is on a bed with a burgundy bed cover, il looks better than with the light beige of the lazy boy chair. but we are redoing the basement and the room floors. My house is filted with dust nowadays... I guess I'll have to do a big spring cleaning all over, this year.

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    You did a fantastic job with your first projects. Your points are great and overall everything looks so good. I love your first placemats with the 9 patch in the corners. Just keep going because you are off to a wonderful start.

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    Love the colors!

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    Very nice work!! You're off to a great start!!!

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    Your work is beautiful!! You are a natural :D
    I have that book and love it.

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    Wow you did great. LeMoyne star is not an easy block! I like the colors you picked for those blocks they play very nicely together and I think look wonderful. I started a lot like you too. I made some patchwork pieces following instructions from a book then took a class. We made a drunkards path, a 9 patch an applique block and a star block. But I was hooked right away. I bought more of the fabrics I used in my class blocks and ended up making the whole sampler bed size quilt on my own following the instructions in the book they had us buy for the class. The rest is history.

    Do you think you may want to make a big quilt some day?

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    Good for you! Great beginnings!
    Maureen

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    Very nice projects, looks like you was able to learn a lot of different techniques.
    Hopefully some day you will be ready to take your talent and make a bed size quilt you'll do great. :thumbup: :D :D :thumbup:

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    Your quilting is beautiful :thumbup:

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    Beautful work.

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    This is the perfect reason why you should take classes. Your points are perfect I am so jealous You did an amazing job!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Do you think you may want to make a big quilt some day?
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltgrammyt2
    Hopefully some day you will be ready to take your talent and make a bed size quilt you'll do great
    It's coming... I think I started it 2 years ago using the same learning process, so it is VERY slow. I'll post the pictures today (I hope)

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    Here is for the last sample block that I brought back from my class session. I started my homework at least a couple of years ago. I wanted to work around the drunkard's path made in class

    We are re doing the basement family room and after it's done, I intend to add about 12 inches all round the quilt.
    At first I thought I would make a quillow, but finally it is going to be for a electric twin bed.

    I yet have to simmer some ideas as to how to add 12 inches and call it "done"
    Your suggestions are very welcome
    The only criteria is:
    it has to be a "learning" block for me. Not too difficult and something I have not done yet" lollll

    I wanted to try this block, as my mother had sewn a quilt with that pattern, before she got married in the '40
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    I kept adding with some other "learning" block
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    then I tried some paper piecing and the fence...
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    that is how it stands right now
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    What a beautiful quilt!

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